NH Energy Efficiency Programs Earn Top Honors


NH Energy Efficiency Programs Earn Top Honors
EPA Recognizes PSNH and Core Utilities
MANCHESTER, N.H., March 28, 2013

 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Public Service of New Hampshire and the NH CORE Utilities its 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for their contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emission by delivering energy efficiency information and services to their customers. The award was presented this week at an EPA ceremony in Washington D.C. The New Hampshire utilities also earned the 2013 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award for their long-term commitment to energy efficiency.

Energy Star Award
Tom Belair, Mike Loughlin, Mike Demers, Frank Melanson, and Gil Gelineau at EPA Energy Star Award ceremony, Mar 26, 2013, Washington, DC.
PSNH, Liberty Utilities, the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative and Unitil were honored for their successful promotion of the “ENERGY STAR Homes Program,” which is aimed at the new home construction market, and the “Home Performance with ENERGY STAR” program, under which existing homes are weatherized.

American families and businesses have saved more than $230 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 1.8 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions over the last 20 years, with help from ENERGY STAR.

“The New Hampshire Core Utilities have set the bar for promoting energy-efficient products and services that save money and energy while protecting the environment,” said Bob Perciasepe, Acting Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “Their program delivery methods demonstrated how communities across the nation can protect the climate through greater energy efficiency and provide a road map for future program implementers.”

The Sustained Excellence Award recognized the New Hampshire CORE Utilities role in the Northeast Retail Products Initiative, which is facilitated by Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) and made up of utilities and energy efficiency program administrators in New England, New York, and Washington D.C.

In New Hampshire, the programs implemented by PSNH and the Core Utilities have saved 6.5 billion lifetime kilowatt-hours of energy, benefiting both customers and the state economy. Based on the CORE Program expenditures, this represents a return for customers of $7 for every program dollar invested.

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Public Service of New Hampshire, a Northeast Utilities company (NYSE:NU), is New Hampshire’s largest electric utility, serving more than 500,000 homes and businesses in 211 cities and towns. For more information, please visit psnh.com or psnhnews.com, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
The mission of the NH CORE Utilities is to advance the efficient use of energy, while caring for the environment and promoting economic development in New Hampshire.
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Teens Robbed of I-pod/Cell Phone


MANCHESTER, NH- On Monday, February 11, 2013, at about 6:30 PM, Manchester Police responded to a Clay Street address for a report of a robbery.  On arrival, they met with two 16 year old Manchester teens who reported they had been the victims of a robbery a short time earlier on Somerville Street, near Belmont Street.


According to the boys, they were walking in the area when they were approached by two men, one of whom demanded their belongings, indicating his companion had a gun, although no gun was observed.


One of the boys surrendered his I-pod Nano and Galaxy S3 cell phone and the men left.  They were last seen leaving the area as passengers in an older, dark colored 4-door sedan operated by a third individual who was possibly wearing a red sweatshirt.


The first suspect was described as a white male in his forties, about 6’3” tall with a slender build and dark “stubble” on his face.  He was last seen wearing a dark colored vest and a green “beanie” style hat.  The second man, alleged to have possessed a gun, was described as a clean-shaven white male in his forties with an average height and build.  He was last seen wearing a camouflage shirt and khaki pants.


Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Manchester Police Department at 668-8711.  Anonymous tips for cash rewards can be made through Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040 or online at manchestercrimeline.org.